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Cornbread is a staple in a southern home at least it was in my home when I was growing up and still is today.

This is the Best Buttermilk Cornbread Recipe.



Give Me Cornbread

We had cornbread and beans often when I was a little girl.  I can not tell you how much cornbread I have eaten over the years.  As a kid, I would crumble lots of cornbread in the beans to hide the taste of the beans.  I still love cornbread and have grown to love the beans.  The cornbread in my house disappears like pound cake does.  I promise I can eat at least half a skillet by myself.   Give me some cornbread and a little honey, and there is no need for dessert that is how much I love it.  Cornbread is quick and easy to bake and goes with most foods, especially beans, peas, chicken, beef, and lots of soups.  I hope you enjoy this Buttermilk Cornbread recipe I have made for years.

Celebrate the differences in family members.

God made each one of us uniquely different.  Sometimes we just need to realize that everyone is not like ourselves including my husband that is so different from the rest of our family when it comes to his cornbread.  We like our cornbread cooked in a 10 inch cast iron skillet where it is really thick and cake-like on the inside but crispy on the outside.  My husband likes his cornbread extremely thin and crispy on the top, bottom, and sides.  

After 30 Years Of Marriage

After 30 years of him putting up with me, I think he deserves some crispy cornbread.  I make Jerry’s cornbread in a cast iron biscuit pan.  They come out looking like very small, thin, flat biscuits, but he likes it that way.   I love him because God made him uniquely different from me, and we all need to cherish the differences.  

Eeyore and Tigger

I am more like Eeyore in my family, and Jerry is more like Tigger.  Hopefully, NOT to that extreme.  I am more cautious and hesitant.  Jerry is more bubbly and happy to try anything.  We are different in a lot of ways.  I hope you find something in a family member that is uniquely different that you can celebrate.

Psalm: 139:14  I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.


If you like your cornbread thick, cook it in a smaller skillet.  My husband like his cornbread thin and crispy which is why I use a 12-inch skillet.

Cornbread Recipe – adapted from the back of the Aunt Jemima Corn Meal bag.
Easy Homemade Buttermilk Cornbread
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Buttermilk Cornbread-Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Keyword: black eyed pea corn bread, buttermilk cornbread, cornbread, Southern cornbread
Calories: 2547kcal
Author: Recipes for our Daily Bread


  • 1 cup plain cornmeal not cornmeal mix
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 TB Vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 2 beaten eggs beaten
  • 4 Tablespoons of butter melted in cast iron skillet


  • Combine flour, cornmeal, salt, sugar, and baking powder.
  • Stir in buttermilk and oil.
  • Melt butter in cast iron skillet.
  • Bake in a cast iron skillet. I love my cast iron skillet and cornbread is delicious cooked in it.
  • Bake 375 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Add jalapeno or crumbled bacon to kick it up.


Calories: 2547kcal | Carbohydrates: 308g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 130g | Saturated Fat: 85g | Cholesterol: 481mg | Sodium: 2604mg | Potassium: 2351mg | Fiber: 18g | Sugar: 118g | Vitamin A: 2370IU | Calcium: 942mg | Iron: 12mg

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  1. I like that cast iron skillet idea for cornbread. i haven’t tried that and will need to give it a go just to see how different it is from mine. thanks for the recipe.

  2. 4 stars
    That store-bought pancake mix is no match for the real thing. Use buttermilk in your homemade pancake batter for flavorful and fluffy pancakes the whole family will love.

  3. I so love cornbread recipes, Diane! I only have about 12 of them posted on my blog! 🙂 But there’s always room for another. Pinning……

  4. I live in AUSTRALIA. Can you tell me if cornmeal is polenta? Also can I use non stick cake pan to cook as do not have cast iron skillet and very expensive to buy down under. Love your recipes.
    Thank you

    • Dawn,

      Hey Dawn, Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and leave me a comment. I truly love cornbread. I am doing a Biscuit and Cornbread Roundup on my blog tomorrow. Anyway, cornbread is made using cornmeal which is ground corn. Polenta is made from cornmeal but I think it is like a porage. I am not sure exactly. I purchase yellow cornmeal. It is with the flour and is the same size and weight as a bag of flour.

      I hope this helps.
      Diane Roark

  5. LOVE cornbread! It is one of my favs. Here we eat it with a mound of honey butter, do you? This recipe is terrific and I shared it on fb and pinned it too. Thank you for another delish dish! Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

  6. Hi Diane! I’m always looking for the perfect cornbread recipe this time of year. This one looks scrumptious! I’m going to pin it. Thanks for sharing! 😀 Happy Friday!

  7. My grandmother used to make cornbread all the time for us when I was growing up and definitely am a huge fan of it since then. Your recipe looks so good and am going to try soon now. Thanks so much, Diane 🙂


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